Wednesday, 25 March 2009

And We Each Have Our Own Set Of Stars To Comfort And Guide Us

Rough week = comfort food. Fact.

In the frying pan I've got 1 large onion (diced), 3 stalks celery (chopped), and about 5 cloves garlic (minced) frying away in a few tablespoons of olive oil. In the pot I've got 3 russet potatoes (peeled and quartered) boiling with a teaspoon of sea salt and 4 or 5 cloves garlic (smashed.)

After the onions, celery and garlic have softened, I added a package of extra lean ground beef. After it browned sufficiently, I added roughly 1 cup of frozen peas, a can of corn (rinsed), approximately a teaspoon of salt and about a tablespoon of dried basil. I let that cook for a few minutes and then dumped in a can of tomato sauce.

Once the potatoes were cooked I drained them, added a few tablespoons of butter and milk, and mashed them.

The meat goes into the casserole dish first, followed by the potatoes. Sprinkle paprika on top (I don't know why. Cottage pie is like potato salad - it has to have paprika sprinkled on top or it's just not the same.)

Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about half an hour, or until the potatoes get nice and crispy on top.

For maximum comfort results, after eating cottage pie finish your meal with an ice cream sandwich. Or two.

16 comments:

  1. That looks delicious!! So when can I come over for dinner?

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  2. Your version of comfort food looks delicious!

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  3. Ooooh my effing gee. I WANT that! Why don't I live with a guy??? I can't possibly make all that for just little 'ole me...unless I eat it all in one night, thus destroying the evidence! Mmmmm. I wish I used my evil genius powers for something more productive.

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  4. Thanks for the idea! I think I will cook that on Tuesday.

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  5. Sounds like a perfect comfort meal. I definitely need one of those this week!

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  6. Yum! I will be trying this out someday soon.

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  7. Yum! I love shepherd's pie! I totally make comfort food too, when I've had a sucky week. Hope you have a good day today!

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  8. DUDE!! why havei never thought to make this before?? you rock. i am so making this over the weekend.

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  9. I hope today is much, much better. That looks tasty and comfortable. Like, if it there were an enormous pile of those potatoes on the floor, I bet it would feel really warm and comfy to lie down on.

    Twisted and messy, really. I know.

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  10. I *just* ate my lunch and this is making me hungry!

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  11. This could make a vegetarian go back to the other side...drool..

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  12. okay this looks delicious.

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  13. -paprika, +cheese
    love it

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  14. Holy shit! I had the same thing for dinner last night! Including the ice cream sandwich (two)! We are food twins!!!

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  15. This is very similar to our shepherd's pie recipe (except we use ground turkey). It looks absolutely delicious.

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  16. That is the epitome of comfort food right there! Yummy!

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